The business litigation attorneys at Estes Thorne Ewing & Payne are recognized across Texas for our high level of client service and ability to win. We thrive when working collaboratively as a team with clients, and we make it a point to listen to and understand the people involved and what motivates them. We are focused on helping our clients achieve their goals, whatever they may be.

Our legal strategy is not one-size-fits-all; it is determined by your unique circumstances and goals. In many instances, we’re able to avoid the courtroom and secure favorable settlements without the need for litigation. But we believe the only way to do that is to be willing, ready and able to go to trial or arbitration. If and when that becomes necessary, we’ll be ready.

Our firm has decades of experience with business disputes of all shapes and sizes. Here are some examples:

  • Contract Disputes
  • Business Break-Ups
  • Fraud and Claims of Misrepresentation
  • Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act
  • Temporary Restraining Orders and Injunctions
  • Negligence
  • Slander
  • Director and Officer Liability
  • Force Majeure Clauses
  • Departing Employees and Confidential Information


We’ve handled these and more in a variety of industries. Here are just a few:

  • Financial Services
  • Construction
  • Health Care
  • Telecommunications
  • Trucking and Transportation
  • Energy
  • Multi-level Marketing
  • Food and Beverage
  • Real Estate
  • Retail and Fitness